Barbara Veale

Manager of Planning and Regulation Services, Halton Region Conservation Authority


Barbara Veale is the Manager of Planning and Regulation Services for the Halton Region Conservation Authority based in Burlington, Ontario. Prior to accepting this position, Barb was a long-term employee of the Grand River Conservation Authority where she led several planning initiatives including the designation of the Grand River as a Canadian Heritage River. Barb has a particular interest in integrated watershed management. In 2004, she was part of a Canadian delegation from the University of Waterloo to China, providing advice on participatory approaches for managing water resources. Barb completed her doctoral studies at the University of Waterloo in 2010. Her research focused on watershed governance and explored the use of watershed report cards and other indicator reports as decision tools for watershed management in Canada.